Outdoor Fun

Wild Mushrooms at Lorimer Park

Wild Mushrooms at Lorimer Park

Head to Lorimer Park for the annual mushroom walk on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:00pm. Learn which mushrooms are edible and the important role of fungi in the ecosystem. Participants will get to collect and identify mushrooms. This program is suitable for adults and children 10 and older. Preregistration is required. Please call 215-947-3477or […]

Corn Maze Mania

Corn Maze Mania

by Betsy Natter Nothing says outdoor fall fun like tramping through acres of cornfields, searching for clues, hitting dead ends, and hopefully finding the exit. Believed to be the first in the U.S., a corn maze created in Annville, PA near Lebanon Valley College in 1993 drew thousands of visitors. Since then, thousands of detailed […]

Five End of Summer Fairs You Don’t Want to Miss

Five End of Summer Fairs You Don’t Want to Miss

by Betsy Natter Summer is almost officially over, but the festivals are still going strong. There’s a lot to choose from, whether it’s a taste of history or a taste of honey – and everything in between. Check out one of these great fairs before September ends. Central Schwenkfelder Church – Country Fair 2111 Valley […]

Photo courtesy of Ruth King, Environmental Education Specialist

Explore the Senses

Take a “first look” at the five senses during a “Using Our Senses” program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1:00pm. Explore the woods with a particular emphasis on using each sense to help learn about the surroundings. Participants will do special seeing, hearing, and smelling activities that will hone sensory […]

Cheers! 3 Fall Beer Festivals in Montco

Cheers! 3 Fall Beer Festivals in Montco

Cheers to fall!  Here are three can’t miss beer festivals coming to Montgomery County this fall: TAPPED Ultimate Beer Fest: Saturday, September 24 · Elmwood Park Zoo 1661 Harding Blvd. Norristown, PA 19401 TAPPED Ultimate Beer Fest gives you the chance to share a beer with a bison, an Allagash with an alligator, or a draft with a giraffe […]

Enter to Win Big from The Market at Del Val

Enter to Win Big from The Market at Del Val

Fall has arrived in Montgomery County! For local families, that means a family visit to The Market at Del Val for pumpkin picking, hayrides, and pumpkin ice cream is in order. One lucky Montco Happening reader is going to experience the best fall ever with The Market at Del Val’s amazing give-a-way, a prize package valued […]

2016 Montgomery County Fall Guide

2016 Montgomery County Fall Guide

Gorgeous foliage, spooktacular Halloween adventures, delicious fresh food, and so much more bring Montgomery County to life in the fall. With so much to do, bookmark this handy fall guide to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun! Check in with the calendar of events for more to do. FAMILY FUN FALL […]

Jenkintown Festival of the Arts 2016 to feature Edge Dance, Local Art, & Craft Beer

Jenkintown Festival of the Arts 2016 to feature Edge Dance, Local Art, & Craft Beer

Jenkintown Arts Fest, https://www.facebook.com/events/1734748390122488/ Jenkintown’s Festival of the Arts returns September 18th from 1PM to 6PM. Gather at Town Square for a wonderful day celebrating all that is art. The event features local art, Jenkintown’s own talented Edge Dance Company, delicious food, a beer tent, and more. Brewfest tickets are $20 ahead of time ($25 at the door), and will […]

Take to the Skies this Fall

Take to the Skies this Fall

by Betsy Natter Thinking of trying something new this fall? Consider looking to the skies for your next adventure. Get behind the controls of a Cesna and buzz over your house, drift lazily over the rolling fields of northern Montgomery County in a colorful balloon or gaze heavenward into the starry night to catch a […]

Montgomerian on the Move: You’re Strong, Don’t Panic

Montgomerian on the Move: You’re Strong, Don’t Panic

Anna Idler “If I yell ‘PANIC’, it means everyone gets into the middle of the boat, oars up, until I say when,” our guide explained. “The river is very high today so we will need to do this command.” So, yelling PANIC means stay calm? Are you kidding me. I wrap my feet around the […]